Ballot sales tax changes move forward
May 4, 2017
Voters may soon decide whether or not they want to raise the sales tax cap to $5,000 and to eliminate the exemption for the sale of goods purchased within the borough for use outside of it.
The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved in its second reading an ordinance that would send those questions to the voters for the October 3 election.
Chamber of Commerce administrator Mara Lutomski asked the assembly to reconsider putting the questions on the ballot after a group of chamber and other community members discussed the issue.
“…we believe it’s unlikely these new taxes will be suppo...